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Bakubung Bush Lodge
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Nagpur, India
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130 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

We a group of six senior citizens from India touring South Africa, booked The Bakubung Bush Lodge, at Pilanesburg (near Sun-City) for Two nights from 15th to 17th Sept. 2011. This hotel is one of the Legacy group of hotels, well known for their business acumen in hospitality industry.
The reception took minimum time to check-in so that we could enjoy the four rooms on arrival. The staff is outstanding, very friendly prompt and accommodating. The rooms were spacious, clean & nicely decorated. We appreciate that the Hotel provides Complimentary Tea/coffee facility, with hot water kettle in each room! I credit the management to provide free mineral water in our rooms. The hotel provides a very nice spread for breakfast buffet - full English plus! Restaurant had great food options. Generally the staff is always ready to please and offer extra service with a smile. The housekeeping staff was great & not to forget a piece of chocolate every night.

Pilanesburg National Park has very small population of wild-life as compared to The Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru National Parks in Kenya or The Sarengeti & Ngorongoru in Tanzania in East Africa. The Bakubung Bush Lodge has a very beautiful layout & setting fully geared up for tourism! I strongly recommend to stay at The Bakubung Bush Lodge, at Pilanesburg, an experience which is worth its price.
Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends

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Brighton UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

Had a great time here at Pilanesberg National Park.
2 game drives were included in our 2 night stay. Saw spectacular wildlife, were very lucky to see Lions, Leopard, Elephants, Rhinos (4 of the big 5!) all up close - BOTH days!
Nice hotel, nice rooms - comfy bed, and nice view. Good buffets - plenty to choose from!
Nice pool - although was slightly too cold for a swim (but it was winter!).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Thailand
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

Nice accommodation and nice Buffet. Great location which we could see some wildlife from my bungalow. Amazing 3 hours game drive which we could see a lot of animals who are in there way of life. Great ranger to explain and point us where we can meet and see the wildlife.

Free internet and free shuttle bus to Sun City.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok,Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2011

We are having a nice time here in the Bakubung Bush Lodge! we really loved the buffet dinner-very good for vegetarians. the rooms are very nice and spacious. Overall its great here.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Ashkelon, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

As a get-away compensating for the inability to get a Kruger Park booking, Bakubung was a worthy, high-class alternative, exceeding our wildest dreams!
Accommodation, service, food and attractions were all superlative; I would return year after year, if it were possible... Highly reccommended for solos, families or even business venue.
Adjacent to Sun City Complex, (for those bored with wildlife!), the game viewing and availability was superb, with the "Big Five" accessible to the keen-eyed. A MUST!
It is also only 2-3 hours west of Johannesburg on a scenic route which is a free bonus...

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2011

We arrived at Bakubung and were sadly disappointed that the heat wasn't working, because the power was out! The hotel had generators for the phones to work, but in our rooms it was dark and cold! Luckily the game drive was about a few hours away which we enjoyed. Didn't see elephants, but saw many creatures that were impressive! We saw that there was a nice looking buffet for lunch and expected the same for dinner. After the game drive we were ready to eat but saddened that it was a la carte. The meal portions were large which was great. But if the dont have enough hotel guests, then they dont put out a buffet which is disappointing for those who are staying there. For breakfast the next morning, they were EXTREMELY stingy as they came to me and asked me: "did you have the continental bfast or the hot bfast?" I said," what do you mean, there is absolutely no distinction as its a buffett breakfast." They asked me if I had an egg, I said yes and then depsite me having breakfast included in the $500 a night hotel, they charged us for a Hot bfast! I mean really? They do not tell you there are two different buffets in one. Its all one line of food. I was disappointed that they even asked me such a thing as we were paying guests of the hotel which came with a breakfast. Overall its not worth the money you pay for to stay at the Bakubung. Its very borning to be there when you aren't on a game drive as well.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Campinas, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2011

Very good hotel, we loved the place, the room was very good for us ( 2 adults and 2 children), the safari was wonderful, don´t loose the boma.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Bakubung Bush Lodge
Address: Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bakubung Bush Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A mere two-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and ten minutes from Sun City, lies a place of breathtaking beauty and serenity. A place called Bakubung Bush Lodge. Concealed in the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, or "People of the Hippo", offers guests everything they need to get in touch with the bush. ... more   less 
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